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An Important statement from the Chairman of Downers Grove youth Baseball:

Dear Parents,

The safety of all children participating in Downers Grove Youth Baseball has always been the number one priority of the board of directors of DGYB.

On February 14, 2018 the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization act of 2017” was signed into law and became effective immediately.

We are required to have back ground checks of all managers and coaches which DGYB was already administering.  We will continue to have this program as a requirement to manage and coach for DGYB. We are also required to have a safe sports policy in place, which we have included links on our site.  All volunteers will receive this plan along with educational documentation.

Also, please find the following links on our site: Parents Guide to Child Abuse/Molestation Risk Management Program along with the Abuse/Molestation risk Management Program document.  Before the season begins these programs will be discussed with the coaches and they will sign off that they have received this information.

Regards,

Jim Tremmel

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Parents guide and Volunteer Back Round Check Form

Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer back round check form. Thank You.

General Information Inquiries

email info@dgyb.org or click the envelope


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Spring 2023 DGYB Registration is open.

Welcome to the 2023 Spring Season for Downers Grove Youth Baseball (DGYB).  Click here or on the baseball to the right to register!

DGYB offers Baseball Leagues for children ages 6 through 16. The Leagues are divided among age groups specified below. More information about the Leagues can be found at the Leagues webpages at these links: 

Developmental (Ages 6-8)

Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12)

Babe Ruth League (Ages 13-16)  

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY REGARDING AGES, REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND LATE FEES.

For Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2023.  DGYB Babe Ruth Prep 13 includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2023. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2023.

We expect registration for ages 6-8 to be full by February 28, 2023. After that date there may be a wait list. School-based team rosters for ages 6-8 will be filled based in registration date order. 

Don't delay registering. While there isn't a deadline to register, players who register after March 11, 2023 may be placed on a wait list. Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.

Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) teams will be drafted in early April. There may be a wait list for players who register after March 31.

2023 AGE CHART

From To League DGYB Age In-District Fees
9/1/2016 8/31/2017 Instructional 6 $140
9/1/2015 8/31/2016 Instructional 7 $140
9/1/2014 8/31/2015 Rookie 8 $175
9/1/2013 8/31/2014 Youth 9 $200
9/1/2012 8/31/2013 Youth 10 $200
9/1/2011 8/31/2012 Youth 11 $200
9/1/2010 8/31/2011 Youth 12 $200
5/1/2009 8/31/2010 Babe Ruth 13 $275
5/1/2008 4/30/2009 Babe Ruth 14 $275
5/1/2007 4/30/2008 Babe Ruth 15 $275
5/1/2006 4/30/2007 Babe Ruth 16 $275

Out-of District Fee is extra

Players who reside outside HS District 99 boundaries are charged an additional $50 Park District Fee

TEAMS & REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

TEAMS

Developmental and Youth League practices will begin in early April after Downers Grove schools return from Spring Break. Teams will be selected before Spring Break. Players/Parents will be notified on what team they are placed via email from the team manager.

Babe Ruth League will select teams and begin practices in mid-April.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

  • Registration for Spring 2023 is to be completed on-line at www.dgyb.org.
  • Please complete each section of the form.
  • To support our mission, each player and parent/guardian must review and agree to the established Code of Conduct and Waiver provided in this registration form.
  • In order to receive updates from your coach, league and event information, please check 'yes' in the box in the parent/guardian profile section. DGYB is respectful of your privacy and will not use your contact information to solicit information.
  • The following online payments are accepted:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or online electronic transfers from your checking account.
  • Don't delay registering. While there isn't a deadline to register, players who register after March 11, 2023 may be placed on a wait list. Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.
  • For ages 13-16 the teams will selected in early April and registration will be open at least through March 31st.

Play Ball,

DGYB Board of Directors

DGYB Board of Directors fills vacant Vice-Chairman position.

The September regular meeting of the DGYB Board of Directors included a motion to fill a vacant position on the Executive Committee. Justin Miller has served as the Developmental League president for several years. Prior to Sunday's meeting Justin resigned his league position clearing the way for his move into the long vacant role of Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee.  The board welcomes Justin  into his new role helping to guide the 70 year old youth sports organization in these challenging times.  Justin and the board will finalize a search effort to fill the leadership role for the Developmental league.

Thank You to All Who Attended the 2022 DGYB White Sox Family Outing on June 24th!

Thank you to all who registered.  Your tickets will be distributed at your child's DGYB game on Saturday, June 18th. (If he doesn't have a game that day we will arrange delivery with his manager. )

Game details below:

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022- CHICAGO WHITE SOX v. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

  • Pre-Game Parade @ 6:00 PM- DGYB players, families, and coaches parade around the field. Assemble at 5:45 at the Guaranteed Rate Field- Gate 1 (behind center field). A separate Parade Ticket will be issued to you for each game ticket, and must be shown to participate.
  • Game Time @ 7:10pm
  • REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR DGYB SOX HAT & JERSEY TO THE GAME!
  • Guaranteed Rate Field is a cashless system. No cash is accepted within the stadium. The White Sox Ballpark FAQs likely answer other stadium-related questions found here.
  • Questions? Email us at DGYBINFORMATION@GMAIL.COM

Please note before ordering:

  • Tickets are $35
  • Have your player's League Name and Team Manager's name before ordering your tickets. If you do not have a registered player, you may purchase tickets as a guest, and an account is not required.
  • To navigate through the registration pages, select the 'Continue' button at the bottom of each screen. (Disregard the menu on the left side, as that is a guide to show you where you are in the process and number of steps remaining).
  • Visa, MasterCard,or Discover payments are accepted. Online payments only. Please NO OFFLINE orders. Thank you.
  • Questions? Email us at DGYBINFORMATION@GMAIL.COM

DGYB Board of Directors General Membership Meeting and Election

The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting with election of officers on Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st. 7PM at the Perfect Swing 8251 Lemont Rd. Darien.  Nearly forty active members were on hand over the two evenings to vote for officers. Treasurer and Vice-Chairman were scheduled for election.  Director and Nominating Committee member Jay Mears officiated the election. With no candidate for Vice-Chairman approved candidate and returning Treasurer Jim Sharwarko was unanimously approved for another 24 month term on the Executive Committee.  Chairman Jim Tremmell delivered state of the program remarks while Director Sharwarko delivered a financial report that shows the organization is financially sound. A few questions from those in attendance were addressed by the Chairman and various directors. Many Thanks to those that attended this successful event.

Players who reside outside DG Park District boundaries are charged an additional $40 Park District Fee

DGYB IS LOOKING FOR NEW UMPIRES IN THE SPRING

DGYB is looking for new umpires in 2023. Umpires 12 to 14 can register for the Umpire Class of 2023 forming now. (must be 12 years old by 5/1/2023). DGYB provides training, necessary equipment and uniform to all umpires. For more information, please visit our page here Umpire Program Info
 

 

Email contacts

Our normal email server is experiencing difficulty. While we work on a resolution, please email us at dgybinformation@gmail.com

For fall ball email us at dgybfallbaseball@gmail.com

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2022.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

If you have questions email info@dgyb.org

Click on the baseball to register.

Click on the baseball to register.

LINK to TENTATIVE 2023 DGYB CALENDAR


Please support our sponsors:

2023 TEAM SPONSOR DRIVE

Many Thanks to our 2022 community partners and team sponsors.

We must cut off 2023 season sponsor shirt printing effective 3/25. If you sign up for a sponsorship after that date, we will be sure to add you to our website and social media list and efforts to promote your organization or business.

Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2023 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.

Thank You- the DGYB Board of Directors

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